Happy first day of Fall!
I am HOPELESSLY bad at planning out the future. I used to think this was a procrastination problem. Now, I believe it’s a wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey, space-time continuum…thing. I’m also a pessimist. I just assume that if anything bad CAN go wrong, it WILL go wrong. So why bother? My brain can hold about four weeks of time. That’s it. Any longer than that, time and future events grow fuzzy. While I can handle the current month—I dutifully write things down on my kitchen wall calendar—I have trouble judging time during the months I CAN’T see.
For example, if I’m looking at the month of September, I don’t know how many weeks it is until Halloween. If I’m in the month of November, I know December 25th is Christmas, but that seems like a LONG ways off. Before I know it, I’m wrapping presents at two in the morning on Christmas Eve and swearing, “As Bob is my witness, I will NEVER do this, again!”
So, I decided to play with Google Sheets. I am NOT GOOD at Google Sheets, but I wanted to create something that made sense to me. A thirteen week SEASONAL calendar that counted down to the holidays, starting around four weeks before the actual events.
This is what I came up with using Google Sheets:
The first page looks like this:
If you know any toddlers or small children, I’m sure they’d do a better job than I did, but you are welcome to download my PDF for your own use and amusement.
And If you have any suggestions on how else I can fix my space-time continuum problem, I’d appreciate your suggestions in the comments below.